I recently had the opportunity to visit Mapoon, Cape York to discuss my project with the Land and Sea Committee. The purpose of the trip was to present my project and to receive feedback on whether the community was keen to participate. A key aspect of my project is to involve all the stakeholders that currently manage the Gulf of Carpentaria and Torres Strait flatback population in all phases of the project from design to delivery so that the outcomes are of most use to those involved. The community at Mapoon saw great value in the project and are keen to be involved. So for the next two years I will be working together with the community to provide valuable information on how they can manage flatback turtles in the most cost-efficient way.